Job 20:4
New International Version
"Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since mankind was placed on the earth,

New Living Translation
"Don't you realize that from the beginning of time, ever since people were first placed on the earth,

English Standard Version
Do you not know this from of old, since man was placed on earth,

Berean Study Bible
Do you not know that from antiquity, since man was placed on the earth,

New American Standard Bible
"Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth,

King James Bible
Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that ever since antiquity, from the time a human was placed on earth,

Contemporary English Version
Since the time of creation, everyone has known

Good News Translation
Surely you know that from ancient times, when we humans were first placed on earth,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that ever since antiquity, from the time man was placed on earth,

International Standard Version
"Haven't you known this from ancient times, since mankind was placed on the earth?

NET Bible
"Surely you know that it has been from old, ever since humankind was placed on the earth,

New Heart English Bible
Do you not know this from old time, since humankind was placed on earth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Don't you know that from ancient times, from the time humans were placed on earth,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Knowest thou not this of old time, Since man was placed upon earth,

New American Standard 1977
“Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou not know this that always was, since man was placed upon earth,

King James 2000 Bible
Know you not this of old, since man was placed upon the earth,

American King James Version
Know you not this of old, since man was placed on earth,

American Standard Version
Knowest thou not this of old time, Since man was placed upon earth,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast thou not known these things of old, from the time that man was set upon the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
This I know from the beginning, since man was placed upon the earth,

Darby Bible Translation
Knowest thou [not] this, that of old, since man was placed upon earth,

English Revised Version
Knowest thou not this of old time, since man was placed upon earth,

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

World English Bible
Don't you know this from old time, since man was placed on earth,

Young's Literal Translation
This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
3I have heard a rebuke that insults me, and my understanding makes me reply. 4Do you not know that from antiquity, since man was placed on the earth, 5the triumph of the wicked has been brief and the joy of the godless momentary?…
Cross References
Job 8:8
Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers.

Job 15:18
what was declared by wise men and was not concealed from their fathers,

Treasury of Scripture

Know you not this of old, since man was placed on earth,

thou not

Job 8:8,9
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: …

Job 15:10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

Job 32:7
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

man

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 9:1-3
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…

Psalm 115:16
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.







Lexicon
Do you not know
יָ֭דַעְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that from
מִנִּי־ (min·nî-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

antiquity,
עַ֑ד (‘aḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity

since
מִנִּ֤י (min·nî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

man
אָדָ֣ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

was placed
שִׂ֖ים (śîm)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

on
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth,
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 4. - Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth? These words scarcely "imply cognizance of the record (of the creation of man) in Genesis," as Canon Cook suggests; but they do imply belief in a creation of man, not an evolution; and in the existence of a continuous tradition, extending from that time to Job's. The passage is among those which make for the high antiquity of the book. 20:1-9 Zophar's discourse is upon the certain misery of the wicked. The triumph of the wicked and the joy of the hypocrite are fleeting. The pleasures and gains of sin bring disease and pain; they end in remorse, anguish, and ruin. Dissembled piety is double iniquity, and the ruin that attends it will be accordingly.
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